With The Crown unfortunately coming to an end. Our favorite drama about Queen Elizabeth will leave quite a large hole in our hearts. Of course, we can rewatch it as many times as we want (I have been guilty of watching season 1 quite a few times already), here are some other shows about Queen Elizabeth II and The British Royal Family for you to check out next!
The Queen (2006)
The Queen is a 2006 movie that takes place during the immediate aftermath of Princess Diana’s death. The movie, starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, focuses on her reaction to the chain of events triggered by Princess Diana’s death. The show’s creator, Peter Morgan, is well-known for his work on The Crown.
Helen Mirren once again plays Queen Elizabeth II in this play which was performed on The West End and Broadway. A film was made of the production for those at home to enjoy. The play focuses on The Queen’s weekly audiences with her Prime Ministers at Buckingham Palace. These meetings are private, so the play’s contents are heavily imagined. From Winston Churchill to David Cameron, The Audience imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Queen and her Prime Ministers.
This movie shows the struggle of Diana, Princess of Wales, towards the end of her marriage to Prince Charles, as she struggles with her duties as a princess, her failing marriage, and her eating disorder. The Queen has a minor part in the movie, mainly showing Diana’s perspective and story, but it is still worth watching.
The King’s Speech
Again. this movie shows very little of Queen Elizabeth, as the story revolves around her father, King George. However, a young Queen Elizabeth does make an appearance in the story and this movie, besides being a great watch and a superb film, is a perfect prequel to the TV Show, The Crown.
A Royal Night Out
Although all the previous films and shows are fiction and based on actual events, this film is very fictitious and is in no way attempting to be biographical. Instead, the film follows Elizabeth and Margaret as they celebrated V.E. day in 1945. After the slip away from their Royal Protection Officers, they experience excitement, drama, and romance.
The Queen (2009)
This dramatized re-imagining of key events in Queen Elizabeth’s life has five different actresses playing Queen Elizabeth, all at different times of her life. Some of the major events that feature in the movie are Princess Margaret’s engagement to a commoner, her disagreements with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Prince Charles’s affair, and his subsequent marriage to Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Harry & Meghan
This real-life documentary follows Prince Harry, The Queen’s Grandson, and his wife, American Actress Meghan Markle, during their courtship, marriage, and a subsequent falling-out with the British Royal Family and the Queen, herself. This show gives a whole new view of the modern-day royal family. I found this quite fascinating to watch after watching The Crown because it touches on a lot of the same themes, including family versus duty.
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